What Do I Need to Prove to Win My Springfield Trucking Accident Case?
Trucking accidents are a public safety concern in Springfield, Missouri, particularly on Highway 44 that runs right through the city. Each year, thousands of accidents involving heavy/large trucks occur, and it is the drivers and riders in passenger vehicles that often suffer the more serious trucking accident injuries.
The Mann, Wyatt & Rice Injury Attorneys in Springfield have assisted those injured in trucking accidents to pursue trucking accident injury cases. One common question we are asked is, “What do I need to prove to win my trucking accident case?”
According to Founding Partner Scott Mann, Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. Legal encyclopedia, NOLO.com, defines the term this way: “In ‘pure’ comparative negligence jurisdictions, accident victims can recover some compensation for their injuries no matter how negligent they were in their own driving, even where their degree of fault is higher than the defendant’s degree of fault.”
Therefore, within the state of Missouri, it is only necessary to prove that the truck driver or truck company had as little as 1 percent fault in the accident in order to seek damages. However, it is important to note that the amount of damages is limited by your actual degree of fault.
Contact Our Springfield Trucking Accident Attorneys
If you have been injured recently in a trucking accident, regardless of who was at fault, you should contact an attorney with extensive trucking accident and personal injury experience. The Mann, Wyatt & Rice Injury Attorneys specifically handle trucking accidents, and our team has more than 50 years of trial and litigation experience.
“If we believe you do have a trucking accident injury claim, we’ll be willing to handle your case on a contingency fee,” said Mann. “This means if we can’t acquire you monetary benefits, we won’t charge you anything.”
Additionally, the Mann, Wyatt & Rice Injury Attorneys will advance your expenses. This ensures that you can hire an economist to determine your lost wages in the future and a life care planner to establish future medical costs.
Request a free consultation with our team of Springfield trucking accident injury attorneys or contact us directly at (877) 768-2400. We look forward to speaking with you!